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Insurance for Audi A4Did you make the mistake of buying an overpriced car insurance policy? Don't sweat it because you're not alone.

A recent study showed that most car insurance customers kept buying from the same company for at least four years, and roughly 40% of drivers have never shopped around. With the average car insurance premium being $1,944, Buffalo drivers could save $800 a year by just shopping around, but they just don't understand how easy it is to compare rates online.

Lots of insurers contend for your insurance dollar, and because of this it can be hard to compare car insurance companies to find the absolute best rate on Audi A4 insurance in Buffalo.

Consumers need to get comparison quotes at least once a year because rates are adjusted regularly by insurance companies. Even if you think you had the lowest rate on Audi A4 insurance in Buffalo a couple years back you can probably find a lower rate today. Block out anything you think you know about car insurance because you're about to find out the fastest and easiest way to buy cheaper Audi A4 insurance in Buffalo.

If you have coverage now, you should be able to get lower rates using these techniques. Buying the cheapest insurance in Buffalo is actually quite simple. But New York car owners can benefit from knowing how insurance companies determine what you pay and use this information to your advantage.

Best Audi A4 insurance rates in New York

The following companies are ready to provide price quotes in New York. To locate the cheapest car insurance in New York, we suggest you visit several of them in order to find the most competitive rates.

Analysis of Audi A4 rates

The data table shown below covers different policy rates for Audi A4 models. Being more informed about how insurance rates are established can be useful when making smart choices when comparing insurance quotes.

Audi A4 Insurance Rates in Buffalo, NY
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
A4 2.0T Quattro Premium Turbo Station Wagon $188 $378 $264 $16 $80 $926 $77
A4 2.0T Premium Turbo 4-Dr Sedan $188 $328 $264 $16 $80 $876 $73
A4 2.0T Quattro Premium Turbo 4-Dr Sedan $188 $328 $264 $16 $80 $876 $73
A4 2.0T Quattro Premium Plus Turbo Station Wagon $188 $378 $264 $16 $80 $926 $77
A4 2.0T Premium Plus Turbo 4-Dr Sedan $210 $378 $264 $16 $80 $948 $79
A4 2.0T Quattro Premium Plus Turbo 4-Dr Sedan $210 $378 $264 $16 $80 $948 $79
A4 2.0T Quattro Premium Plus 4-Dr Sedan $210 $378 $264 $16 $80 $948 $79
A4 2.0T Quattro Prestige Turbo Station Wagon $210 $378 $264 $16 $80 $948 $79
A4 2.0T Quattro Prestige 4-Dr Sedan $210 $378 $264 $16 $80 $948 $79
A4 2.0T Quattro Prestige Turbo 4-Dr Sedan $210 $378 $264 $16 $80 $948 $79
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Data rating is based on married male driver age 30, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, $500 deductibles, and New York minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include safe-driver, multi-vehicle, multi-policy, claim-free, and homeowner. Table data does not factor in specific garaging location which can change prices significantly.

Deductible comparison

A question often asked by Buffalo drivers is which comprehensive and collision deductibles to buy. The figures shown below lay out how much more rates are when you buy lower versus higher comp and collision deductibles. The first set of rates uses a $250 physical damage deductible and the second price grid uses a $500 deductible.

Audi A4 insurance policy rates with $250 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
A4 2.0T Quattro Premium Turbo Station Wagon $230 $468 $264 $16 $80 $1,083 $90
A4 2.0T Premium Turbo 4-Dr Sedan $230 $406 $264 $16 $80 $1,021 $85
A4 2.0T Quattro Premium Turbo 4-Dr Sedan $230 $406 $264 $16 $80 $1,021 $85
A4 2.0T Quattro Premium Plus Turbo Station Wagon $230 $468 $264 $16 $80 $1,083 $90
A4 2.0T Premium Plus Turbo 4-Dr Sedan $258 $468 $264 $16 $80 $1,111 $93
A4 2.0T Quattro Premium Plus Turbo 4-Dr Sedan $258 $468 $264 $16 $80 $1,111 $93
A4 2.0T Quattro Premium Plus 4-Dr Sedan $258 $468 $264 $16 $80 $1,111 $93
A4 2.0T Quattro Prestige Turbo Station Wagon $258 $468 $264 $16 $80 $1,111 $93
A4 2.0T Quattro Prestige 4-Dr Sedan $258 $468 $264 $16 $80 $1,111 $93
A4 2.0T Quattro Prestige Turbo 4-Dr Sedan $258 $468 $264 $16 $80 $1,111 $93
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Audi A4 insurance policy rates with $500 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
A4 2.0T Quattro Premium Turbo Station Wagon $188 $378 $264 $16 $80 $926 $77
A4 2.0T Premium Turbo 4-Dr Sedan $188 $328 $264 $16 $80 $876 $73
A4 2.0T Quattro Premium Turbo 4-Dr Sedan $188 $328 $264 $16 $80 $876 $73
A4 2.0T Quattro Premium Plus Turbo Station Wagon $188 $378 $264 $16 $80 $926 $77
A4 2.0T Premium Plus Turbo 4-Dr Sedan $210 $378 $264 $16 $80 $948 $79
A4 2.0T Quattro Premium Plus Turbo 4-Dr Sedan $210 $378 $264 $16 $80 $948 $79
A4 2.0T Quattro Premium Plus 4-Dr Sedan $210 $378 $264 $16 $80 $948 $79
A4 2.0T Quattro Prestige Turbo Station Wagon $210 $378 $264 $16 $80 $948 $79
A4 2.0T Quattro Prestige 4-Dr Sedan $210 $378 $264 $16 $80 $948 $79
A4 2.0T Quattro Prestige Turbo 4-Dr Sedan $210 $378 $264 $16 $80 $948 $79
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Prices based on married male driver age 30, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, and New York minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include homeowner, multi-vehicle, claim-free, multi-policy, and safe-driver. Estimates do not factor in your specific Buffalo location which can change insurance rates noticeably.

Based on this data, we can arrive at the conclusion that using a $250 deductible costs approximately $14 more each month or $168 every year across all Audi A4 models than requesting the higher $500 deductible. Since you would pay $250 more out-of-pocket with a $500 deductible as compared to a $250 deductible, if you tend to average at least 18 months between claim filings, you would come out ahead if you opt for a higher deductible.

How to determine when to raise deductibles

Average monthly premium for $250 deductibles: $91
Average monthly premium for $500 deductibles (subtract): - $77
Monthly savings from raising deductible: $14
Difference between deductibles ($500 - $250): $250
Divide difference by monthly savings: $250 / $14
Number of months required between physical damage coverage claims in order to save money by choosing the higher deductible 18 months

The information below shows how different deductible levels and can influence Audi A4 premium costs for different age groups. The premium estimates are based on a married female driver, comp and collision included, and no additional discounts are factored in.

Auto insurance rates based on gender

The example below illustrates the comparison of Audi A4 insurance rates for male and female drivers. The premiums assume no tickets, no at-fault accidents, full coverage, $250 deductibles, drivers are single, and no discounts are factored in.

Should you buy full coverage?

The information below shows the difference between Audi A4 auto insurance costs with full physical damage coverage compared to only buying liability only. The information is based on no violations or accidents, $500 deductibles, drivers are not married, and no discounts are applied to the premium.

When to drop full coverage

There is no exact rule to delete comprehensive and collision coverage on your policy, but there is a general convention. If the yearly cost of full coverage is 10% or more of the vehicle's replacement cost less your deductible, then you might want to consider buying only liability coverage.

For example, let's pretend your Audi A4 replacement cost is $4,000 and you have $1,000 physical damage deductibles. If your vehicle is destroyed, the most you would get paid by your company is $3,000 after the policy deductible has been paid. If it's costing you more than $300 annually for your policy with full coverage, then you might want to consider buying only liability coverage.

There are some cases where dropping full coverage is not advised. If you still owe money on your vehicle, you have to maintain full coverage in order to keep the loan. Also, if you cannot afford to purchase a different vehicle in the event your current vehicle is totaled, you should not buy liability only.

Companies offer lots of discounts on Audi A4 insurance in Buffalo

The cost of insuring your cars can be expensive, but you may find discounts that could drop your premiums quite a bit. Many discounts should be triggered at the time of purchase, but some may not be applied and must be manually applied in order for you to get them.

  • Theft Deterrent System - Cars equipped with anti-theft or alarm systems help deter theft and can earn a small discount on your policy.
  • Save over 55 - Mature drivers may qualify for lower premium rates.
  • Discount for New Cars - Insuring a vehicle that is new is cheaper because newer vehicles keep occupants safer.
  • Sign Early and Save - Some insurance companies provide a discount for buying a policy early. It can save you around 10%.
  • Federal Government Employee - Active or former government employment can earn a discount up to 10% with a few car insurance companies.
  • Anti-lock Brake Discount - Anti-lock brake equipped vehicles are safer to drive and qualify for as much as a 10% discount.

As a sidenote, most discounts do not apply to all coverage premiums. Some only apply to individual premiums such as liability, collision or medical payments. Despite the appearance that all the discounts add up to a free policy, companies wouldn't make money that way.

The chart below illustrates the difference between Audi A4 insurance prices with and without discounts being applied to the rates. Data assumes a female driver, no violations or claims, New York state minimum liability limits, comp and collision included, and $1,000 deductibles. The first bar for each age group shows premium with no discounts. The second shows the rates with safe-driver, multi-car, multi-policy, marriage, homeowner, and claim-free discounts applied.

Large car insurance companies and their possible discounts are included below.

  • Farmers Insurance policyholders can earn discounts including good student, homeowner, bundle discounts, switch companies, early shopping, teen driver, and electronic funds transfer.
  • Esurance offers discounts for online shopper, multi-policy, online quote, paid-in-full, good driver, and DriveSense.
  • State Farm offers discounts including student away at school, anti-theft, safe vehicle, passive restraint, defensive driving training, multiple autos, and multiple policy.
  • GEICO has discounts for federal employee, emergency military deployment, driver training, anti-lock brakes, and five-year accident-free.
  • Allstate may have discounts that include eSmart discount, anti-lock brakes, teenSMART discount, good student, resident student, new car, and farm vehicle.

It's a good idea to ask each insurance company which discounts can lower your rates. Some discounts might not be offered on policies in Buffalo. To locate car insurance companies who offer free Audi A4 insurance quotes in New York, click here to view.

Get rate quotes but work with a local Buffalo insurance agency

Some consumers would prefer to buy from a local agent and that is not a bad decision A good thing about price shopping on the web is the fact that you can find lower rates and still choose a local agent. Supporting neighborhood agents is still important in Buffalo.

Buffalo insurance agentsAfter filling out this short form, your information gets sent to insurance agents in Buffalo who can give free rate quotes to get your business. You don't have to find an agent on your own because prices are sent to your email. You can get cheaper insurance rates AND an agent nearby. If you wish to get a comparison quote from a specific company, you just need to jump over to their website and complete a quote there.

What type of Buffalo auto insurance agent is right for you?

When finding a good insurance agency, there are two different agency structures that you can select. Insurance policy providers may be either independent (non-exclusive) or exclusive.

Independent Insurance Agencies

Agents in the independent channel can quote rates with many companies so they have the ability to put coverage through many companies depending on which coverage is best. If your agent finds better pricing, your agent can just switch to a different company and that require little work on your part.

If you need cheaper insurance rates, we recommend you get several quotes from a couple of independent agencies for the best price selection.

Shown below is a list of independent agents in Buffalo that can possibly get you free price quotes.


85 Pearl St - Buffalo, NY 14202 - (716) 849-3287 - View Map


3835 Harlem Rd - Buffalo, NY 14215 - (716) 838-1880 - View Map


142 Niagara Falls Blvd - Buffalo, NY 14214 - (716) 835-6790 - View Map

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Exclusive Insurance Agencies

Agents that elect to be exclusive are contracted to one company and examples are State Farm, Allstate, or Farmers Insurance. Exclusive agents are unable to provide prices from multiple companies so they have no alternatives for high prices. These agents are trained well in insurance sales and that can be a competitive advantage.

The following are Buffalo exclusive insurance agencies who can help you get rate quotes.


2460 Main St - Buffalo, NY 14214 - (716) 931-5200 - View Map


615 Elmwood Ave - Buffalo, NY 14222 - (716) 783-9460 - View Map

Lou Santiago - State Farm Insurance Agent
557 Niagara St - Buffalo, NY 14201 - (716) 883-5500 - View Map

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Finding the right insurance agent requires you to look at more than just a cheap quote. Any good agent in Buffalo should know the answers to these questions.

  • Will they take your side in the event of a claim?
  • What discounts might you be missing?
  • Does the agent have a valid license to sell insurance in New York?
  • Is the agency covered by Errors and Omissions coverage?
  • Does the agency have a good rating with the Better Business Bureau?
  • Do they get paid more for recommending certain coverages?
  • How will an accident affect your rates?
  • When do they do a full risk review?

Car insurance coverage considerations

Learning about specific coverages of your policy can help you determine appropriate coverage for your vehicles. The terms used in a policy can be difficult to understand and nobody wants to actually read their policy. Listed below are typical coverage types available from car insurance companies.

Liability - This will cover injuries or damage you cause to a person or their property that is your fault. Liability coverage has three limits: bodily injury for each person, bodily injury for the entire accident, and a limit for property damage. You commonly see values of 25/50/10 that means you have $25,000 in coverage for each person's injuries, $50,000 for the entire accident, and a limit of $10,000 paid for damaged property. Occasionally you may see a combined limit which combines the three limits into one amount without having the split limit caps.

Liability can pay for claims like funeral expenses, loss of income, attorney fees and repair bills for other people's vehicles. How much liability coverage do you need? That is up to you, but you should buy as much as you can afford. New York requires drivers to carry at least 25/50/10 but you should consider buying more liability than the minimum.

The next chart shows why minimum state limits may not provide adequate coverage.

Medical expense insurance - Medical payments and Personal Injury Protection insurance provide coverage for bills for things like nursing services, EMT expenses and dental work. They can be utilized in addition to your health insurance policy or if you lack health insurance entirely. Medical payments and PIP cover not only the driver but also the vehicle occupants and will also cover any family member struck as a pedestrian. PIP is only offered in select states but it provides additional coverages not offered by medical payments coverage

Collision coverage - This pays to fix your vehicle from damage from colliding with a stationary object or other vehicle. A deductible applies and then insurance will cover the remainder.

Collision coverage protects against claims such as hitting a mailbox, damaging your car on a curb and rolling your car. Paying for collision coverage can be pricey, so analyze the benefit of dropping coverage from vehicles that are 8 years or older. You can also bump up the deductible on your A4 to bring the cost down.

Protection from uninsured/underinsured drivers - Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist coverage gives you protection when the "other guys" either are underinsured or have no liability coverage at all. It can pay for hospital bills for your injuries as well as your vehicle's damage.

Due to the fact that many New York drivers carry very low liability coverage limits (25/50/10), their limits can quickly be used up. For this reason, having high UM/UIM coverages should not be overlooked. Normally your uninsured/underinsured motorist coverages are identical to your policy's liability coverage.

Comprehensive (Other than Collision) - Comprehensive insurance coverage pays to fix your vehicle from damage from a wide range of events other than collision. You first must pay your deductible and the remainder of the damage will be paid by comprehensive coverage.

Comprehensive insurance covers claims like hail damage, rock chips in glass, a tree branch falling on your vehicle, damage from flooding and damage from getting keyed. The maximum amount a car insurance company will pay at claim time is the actual cash value, so if your deductible is as high as the vehicle's value it's not worth carrying full coverage.

More comparisons equals cheap rates

We just covered many ways to find affordable Audi A4 insurance in Buffalo. The most important thing to understand is the more rate quotes you have, the better chance you'll have of finding affordable Audi A4 insurance quotes. Consumers may even find the most savings is with a company that doesn't do a lot of advertising. Some small companies may have significantly lower premium rates on certain market segments than the large multi-state companies such as Progressive and GEICO.

When buying insurance coverage, do not sacrifice coverage to reduce premiums. In many instances, an insured cut collision coverage and discovered at claim time that they should have had better coverage. Your aim should be to purchase a proper amount of coverage at the best cost but still have enough coverage for asset protection.

Steps to buying discount Audi A4 insurance in Buffalo

The best way we recommend to find affordable car insurance rates is to regularly compare quotes from providers in Buffalo. Price quotes can be compared by completing these steps.

First, take a few minutes and learn about how companies price auto insurance and the modifications you can make to prevent rate increases. Many things that cause rate increases such as traffic tickets, fender benders, and a not-so-good credit history can be improved by making small lifestyle or driving habit changes.

Second, compare prices from direct carriers, independent agents, and exclusive agents. Direct companies and exclusive agencies can provide rates from a single company like GEICO and Allstate, while agents who are independent can quote prices from multiple insurance companies.

Third, compare the new quotes to your existing rates and see if you can save money. If you can save some money and buy the policy, ensure there is no coverage lapse between policies.

Fourth, tell your current company of your intent to cancel the current policy. Submit a completed policy application and payment for your new coverage. Make sure you store the certificate verifying coverage with your registration paperwork.

The most important part of shopping around is to try to use the same coverage limits and deductibles on each price quote and and to analyze as many companies as feasibly possible. This enables a fair price comparison and the best price quote selection.

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